As we have mentioned several times before, BMW will bring next year the diesel engines to the U.S. So far, we know that the X5 and the 335 will be getting the "d" letter.
But, according to the colleagues at wardsauto.com, BMW might be bringing the diesel engine not only in their 3-series, but also in the 5-series (535d) or even the more expensive 6-series(635d).
I have already showed you photos with a BMW 535d being tested in Michigan, so that is a pretty good indication on what BMW's plans are.
The dual-turbo engine that will be found in these models is a 3.0-liter sequential turbo I-6 good for 286 HP, 427 lb-ft of twist and a combined cycle of 35 mpg. Not too bad in my opinion and it could get here right on time to compete with Mercedes-Benz's new diesel engines.
If you were to ask me, I would really love to see a diesel version in the upcoming 1-series, a 135d would be a dream come true.
So far, all the rumors point to a late 2008 release in the U.S, but of course, BMW will not disclose more information.